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See All the Universities That Offer Criminology In Nigeria

Criminology is a university degree course that is not widely study in Nigeria. That is why it is not available in all university. For persons interested in studying criminology, below are the universities that offer criminology in Nigeria.


Criminology is a scientific study of crime. It is an interdisciplinary field in both behavioural sciences and social sciences. This includes the study of the causes of crime, how to prevent crime and also the study of law enforcement and the criminal justice system. People who study criminology at the university go on to become federal law enforcement investigators or detectives. Not all degree awarding universities in Nigeria offer Criminology.

So, where can I study criminology in Nigeria?

Where can I study criminology in Nigeria

These are the schools that offer criminology degrees. The degree is offered as any of the following; criminology, criminology and penology and criminology and security studies.


  1. Bayero University (BAYERO)
  2. Caleb University (CALEB)
  3. Nigerian Police Academy (POL-ACAD)

Criminology and Penology

  1. Salem University (SALEM)
Nigerian Police Academy

Criminology and Security Studies

  1. University of Jos (JOS)
  2. Adekunle Ajasin University (AAUA)
  3. Achievers University (ACHIEVERS)
  4. Chrisland University (CHRISLAND)
  5. Federal University Oye Ekiti (FED-OYEEKITI)
  6. University of Ilorin (ILORIN)
  7. Kwararafa University (KWARARAFA)
  8. Federal University of Dutse (FED-DUTSE)

What is required to study criminology?

To have the opportunity to study criminology at a Nigeria university, you need to have credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Economics and any other two of Arts or Social Science subjects in your SCCE at a maximum of two sittings. The UTME subject combination for criminology is Mathematics, Economics and any of Geography, Government, History, Literature in English, French and Christian Religious Studies or Islamic Studies. Some universities accept a combination of Economics, Government, and any one of Geography, History, Literature in English, French, Hausa.

Bayero University, Kano

And there you have it, everything you need to know about schools that offer criminology in Nigeria. For more information, you can find a copy of the Jamb brochure or visit the eBrochure at

Nigerians universities that offer criminology

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